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Hope for Canberra’s street cats

When a family decides they’re ready to bring a furry friend into their lives, they typically – much to my dismay – head to a pet store at their local mall to take their pick from teeny tiny kittens and puppies, often the product of puppy farming and backyard breeders. Some families do the more [...]

How do we feed the world as the population soars?

[ 28 August 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] ABC 666's Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world? The global population is set to hit 10 billion in 2050, that’s one thousand extra mouths to feed each and every day in Australia [...]

ACT have your say on child care reform!

ACT residents are being encouraged to have their say about making child care more affordable, flexible and accessible as new analysis shows the ACT had the largest increase in enrolments in the nation. The analysis coincides with the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning continuing its public hearings in Canberra today. Federal [...]

Man arrested outside Canberra’s jail

A 19-year-old Kambah man was arrested by ACT Policing yesterday (Monday, 25 August) after allegedly throwing contraband into the Alexander Maconochie Centre. About 11.20am police received a report of a suspicious man throwing a number of items over the fence, into the yard of the jail. Police located the man in a paddock near Lanyon Drive where [...]

Witnesses sought to copper theft

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of copper fibre optic cables from Campbell yesterday (25 August). Between 3pm on Friday (22 August) and 10.30am yesterday, two 40m lengths of Huber Suhner copper fibre optic cable and two 30m Andrew Heliax copper feeder cable (copper cable with Styrofoam) were taken. The items, valued at approximately $25,000, were stolen [...]

Parking: Caught in the ACT

A major bonus of life in the ACT up to now has been that there is enough road for the cars (most of the time) and adequate reasonably priced or no charge parking. This is not the case in Sydney and Melbourne, where officials have been publicly proclaiming for years that there are “just too [...]

Swooping birds of 2014

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Since no one else has done it, I thought I’d start this years thread. I went for a bicycle ride from Queanbeyan to Fyshwick and back on Monday 25 August. Once there I did a lap of the COC area and was the victim of one very half hearted swoop opposite the phone exchange. Do other readers [...]

Local Sports Wrap 23rd and 24th August

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RUGBY UNION The Canberra Vikings suffered a shock 28-23 defeat at the hands of Perth Spirit in the opening round of the National Rugby Championship at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon. Canberra fielded 10 contracted ACT Brumbies players in the round-one clash, but it mattered little as the home side failed to assert any authority over its [...]

Police seek witnesses to Fyshwick ram raid

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Sunday August 24). About 11.50pm, ACT Policing received a report that a Honda Prelude had collided with the front windows of Optus World on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick. The collision caused extensive damage to the shop front, with an initial estimated cost [...]

Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a serious assault in Civic on Sunday morning (24 August). About 2.30am, police attended the front of Mooseheads on London Circuit after a man approached security staff stating he and a friend had been assaulted by an unknown man in the southern end of the Pitts Street car park. The [...]

Drunk driver damages multiple vehicles

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing arrested a 74-year-old man on Sunday evening (24 August), after his vehicle collided with several vehicles in Weston. About 6pm, the man drove his white Mitsubishi Verada sedan toward the exit of the car park to the Weston Canberra Irish Club on Parkinson Street. He collided with a parked Subaru Impreza sedan, which forced [...]

The Little Stevies back in Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Combine unpredictable on-stage banter with un-teachable exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies and songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, and you have one of Melbourne's...Show More Summary

The Dream – Bell Shakespeare (win a double pass!)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and a frequent presence on the stage.  Only last year local group Centrepiece Theatre ran a well-received production at The Q.  Now Bell Shakespeare is about the venture out into the thick forest of Midsummer Night’s Dream interpretations with their own take on the [...]

360 to bring Utopia to Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 September 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Hip Hop sensation 360 is gearing up to take his new album on tour, stopping off to play the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3 September. I caught up with him to talk new music, Iggy Azalea and Canberra's club scene. What song are you most proud of from the new album Utopia? To be honest I’m proud of [...]

Review of guardianship laws

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced a review of the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991. The review will be undertaken by the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, headed up by Professor Simon Rice. “The Guardianship...Show More Summary

Local Leaders – Mitchell Pearce (Canberra Urban Honey)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Aged 18 and sporting a blonde mohawk, Mitchell Pearce is a fourth-generation beekeeper on a mission to make Canberra a more sustainable city. He is Australia’s youngest urban commercial beekeeper and the director of Canberra Urban Honey, a community project that aims to re-populate Canberra’s bee population by supplying local backyards with hives. What began as [...]

Canberra startup LikeaJob makes job seeking simple

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Applying for your dream job is now as simple as pressing a ‘like’ button, thanks to a Canberra startup taking the hassle out of finding a new career. LikeaJob ( is the brainchild of Chris Hansen, a hospitality veteran who also owns Ox Eatery at Kingston’s East Hotel. He describes the website, which launched four weeks [...]

Robin Williams Tribute Screening

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 31 August 2014; 6:00 pm; ] The ANU Film Group, Australia's largest film society, will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Robin Williams with a special tribute screening of two of his most beloved films - Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam - on Sunday 31 August at 6 PM. Membership of the ANU Film Group is open [...]

Getting on David Eastman’s guest list

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Exactly who is on that list of people David Harold Eastman must not approach as part of his bail conditions – as he awaits a decision about a new trial for the murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester? Am I on it? Are you? There are 241 names on his bail list (so far withheld). But [...]

Lost GP

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi guys, long time lurker, first time poster, I’ve lost my long-term GP from Isabella Plains Medical centre and was wondering if anyone knows which practice she has moved to, as they said they don’t know. Dr Rachael (sp?) Liang. Does anyone know where I can now find her, as she knows my health history very [...]

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